Man Convicted Of Wisbech Murder
19 January 2011, 16:03
A man has been found guilty of murdering a Lithuanian woman in her home in Wisbech.
26 year old factory worker Tomas Acas [pictured - right] was convicted of the murder of Jolanta Dumciuviene today after a two week trial at Cambridge Crown Court.
He will be sentenced at a later date.
The 38 year old victim was killed in her room in the house in Milner Road, but her body wasn't discovered until three days later.
A post mortem revealed that Jolanta died from injuries that could have been caused by stamping, and she also had extensive damage to her throat.
The jury heard that Jolanta disappeared on the 4th May 2009 after a barbecue at Acas's home.
After friends became concerned for her safety and raised the alarm, she was found on the 7th May.
In the meantime, the court heard Acas, who worked with Jolanta and lived next door in Milner Road, had returned to the scene of the crime and tried to hide her body under the bed.
Acas's blood and a fingerprint were found in the bedroom.
Detective Superintendent Jeff Hill, who led the police inquiry, said: "Jolanta came to this country to earn money for her family who she had left behind in Lithuania.
Tragically, it resulted in her brutal killing at the hands of Acas.
Today our thoughts are with Jolanta's husband, who attended most of the trial, and her children back in Lithuania.
We hope this conviction today will help them to move on knowing that justice has been done."